Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer Model DH212

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blake101, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looking at the DH212 Shindaiwa Hedge Trimmer, they say it is a commercial grade, can someone tell me the good, the bad and the ugle about this machine? Price 289.00 with 2year warranty. I need something but can't afford the commercial Stihl.
    Can someone please give me some input on this?
     
  2. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I am not 100% sure, but it has Echo HC150 written all over it. 20" blade is too short even for me. I won't get this.

    You want cheap and commercial, check ebay for Kawasaki 600S or 600D. They are commercial quality and have good reviews here. 600S is about $259, 600D is about $329.
     
  3. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Or Should I be looking at the STIHL HS45 ???
     
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats just an echo in red-its a huge pos . keep looking
     
  5. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the difference between the 600S and the 600D? I know that one has a swivel handle, is that all?
     
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    600D Has the most bearing in the gear box. Every gear has two ball bearing on on each side ( unlike Redmax or 600S that some have two bearing on one side and no support on the other). The connecting rods have needle bearing where the 600S don't.

    This is the gearbox parts diagram of 600D:

    http://kmcb2c.econnect.partsandwarr...tType=2&historyDepth=2&CHANGENUMBEROFITEMS=63

    This is 600S:

    http://kmcb2c.econnect.partsandwarr...tType=2&historyDepth=2&CHANGENUMBEROFITEMS=63


    Only Shindaiwa ( the real one) and Maruyama have this design, none of the others come close. There are a lot of good comments about Kawi hedge trimmer. Particularly for the price. They raise the price this year, last year one guy here got a 600D for $259 new.!!!! Remember price has a lot to do with popularity and different brands are popular in different cities also. It is like Shindaiwa and Echo are most popular here and you don't get sale that often and we always get unbelievable sale with Stihl. Don't worry about why it is cheap. It is true commercial.

    If I were to buy one, I would pay a little more and get the 600D.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  7. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the information, I would have never known. Great Help!!!
     

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